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he got down and i got up and put my hand out like this and that's when i was shot. >> the bullet missed tavian's five-year-old cousin, positioned on a nearby coach. >> he said mama, i have been shot. i said no you didn't. i said yes i did mama and blood was everywhere. >> police have no suspects and no motive. tavian's aunt says such violence is common place in this neighborhood. >> you can expect that. a lot of that going on around here, drugs and gangs and things of that nature. >> common place or not, his grandmother is outraged by the attack on her home, her family. >> i am being invaded in my own home. as we are praying people. i'm a pastor. my husband is a bishop and so that shouldn't be nowhere near my house. >> but betty coleman is
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thankful. the same bullet that grazed her grandson could have killed him. >> my hand was moving in crazy ways. >> your arm was on fire. >> uh-huh. >> and my arm was blurry. >> his bullet wound will not keep him from starting class next week where he'll be in the 5th grade. jeff hager, abc2 news. thank you, jeff. the latest now on a story we first brought you breaking news last night at 5:00. police say the 12-year-old boy who was struck and killed while riding his bike in west baltimore was pedaling through a stop sign and lost control of his bike. joshua blackwell was riding ahead a group of 8 to 12 children yesterday afternoon when he went through the stop sign. investigators say he tried to brake and lost control sliding under a car. the driver has not been charged. >> baltimore county police arrested a suspect in the
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drowning death in dundock. sean is accused of drowning donald russell. russell's body was found at lynch point park earlier this week. police believe is homeless is being held at the county detention center. bail was denied. also in baltimore county, the death of a 61-year-old woodlawn woman is being investigated as a homicide. police arrested jeremy richards last night in the death of mindi robinson. firefighters were called to robinson's home last thursday. now after putting out the fire, they found her body in the living room. police say the suspect lived next door to robinson. >> he was grown up there all his life. grew up right next to ms. robinson and we know that they seem to have a good relationship, you know, he grown up next to her, went over there often to talk with her or do other things. >> police believe richards robbed robbinson and set the house on fire. he is charged with first-degree
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murder. the howard county teenager who was injured in a terrorist attack in africa is recovering back here in maryland and this week, emily's friends are hosting a fundraiser to help pay for her medical expenses. abc2 news is here with that story tonight. chris. >> they are calling it swim fest for emily. it is tomorrow in columbia. emily is in uganda on a church mission with her grandmother. they were with other members of their group having dinner at a restaurant when a terrorist bomb exploded. emily, her grandmother and several more members of the group were injured. there are two bombings in uganda that same day and in all, 76 people were killed. a group has claimed responsibility. emily has already had more than 10 surgeries. most of them focusing on repairing her leg, which was severely injured in the blast. so of course the costs are considerable. emily's friends are the driving force behind this, which is going to be held tomorrow
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starting at 9:00 a.m. at the appleton swim club n. you would like more information, you can call or e- mail swimfestforemily@verison.net. we'll have more tonight at 11:00. christian shaefer, abc2 news. the university of virginia hopes to have a day of dialogue of violence prevention. the university's president says the beginning of a new academic year is an opportunity to continue a discussion that began following the murder of lacrosse player, yardly love. love was found dead in her apartment back in may. her exboyfriend george huguely is charged with her murder. the day of diagnose log will be held on september 24. a broken whale is blamed for a freight train derailment earlier this month. 13 cars jumped the tracks back on august 5. the track and the tunnel had been scheduled for replacement before the derailment.
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that work will begin later this month. it's expected to finish around labor day. in 2001, a train derailed at the same site causing that chemical fire for a week. you know it's one year ago today that the only person convicted in the bombing of flight 103 was freed from prison. everyone on board died when the plane crashed into the scottish town of lockerby in 1988. authorities in scotland gave ali his freedom when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but one year later he's still alive and senators are demanding answers. president obama called the decision to release the convicted terrorist a mistake. others claim a link to oil deals that bp pushed for his release. mary k. stratus lost her husband in the attack. >> we are skeptical about any
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release that occurred based on compassion. >> british officials warned libya that any celebrations to mark the anniversary would be offensive and deeply insensitive. >> the department of defense released its final recommendations in the deadly shootings at fort hood. major nadal hassan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others last november. the department of defense will strengthen its policies including educating commanders about the symptoms of workplace violence and how to address it. other recommendations include sharing information with partner agencies and improving the response to emergencies. governor martin o'malley is getting some help from orioles owner, peter angelo. angelo will hold a fundraiser for o'malley next month before an orioles red sox game at camden yards. the $1,000 per person event is being cohosted and state senate president, mike miller, just to
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name a few. vice president joe biden and patrick turner hosted fundraisers for o'malley. the state slot commission is trying to block a canadian real estate developer from building a casino in baltimore. michael filed a $100 million lawsuit after the commission rejected his bid to build a casino on russell street. the city saying he missed deadlines, the commission plans to seek new bids this fall. weather wise today, it was pretty quiet on the range. did get a little hot as we worked part of the afternoon. up around 90 in many spots. take a look at the numbers and you can see we are 90 at the inner harbor and checking in at 88 down in eastern shore there in cambridge. take you out a little wider. we have a few clouds, very, very small ones though and absolutely producing no rain
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out there. so pretty much a clear evening on the way for you. down into the 80s we go. sunny and hot. classic august weather you might say and that's going to hold up into the first half of the weekend. there are big changes on the way for sunday. we'll talk about those coming up. kelly. >> thanks a lot. there's been a major change in a product that most of us use every day, but you may not have noticed. the detergent that we use in our dishwashers is now phosphate free. you can still find some of these banned products. abc2 news investigator, josie is here to explain why. >> that's right. stores and manufactures had more than 2 1/2 years to make any automatic dish detergent phosphate free. it's part of an effort to clean up the bay, but we found some stores are still carrying that banned soap anyway. maryland is one of more than a dozen states to make dish detergent phosphate free as of july 1. the law creating that ban was enacted years ago, so stores had enough time. but sunday night at 11:00, we'll take you along on our
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shopping expedition. we took a hidden camera and found detergent being sold all over the baltimore area. >> they had three years to get rid of the excess inventory if that's what the problem was. the fact that it is still on the shelves today is disgraceful. >> and coming up sunday at 11:00, we'll tell you why the makers of dish soap took so long to make their products more environmentally friendly and find out why something is pulling the phosphate is leaving their dishes a whole lot dirtier. josie steerman, abc2 news. two local businesses have been sited by the baltimore city health department for selling jewelry with high levels of lead. the princess and the frog neckless and bracelet set were sold inside the mall and high levels of lead were also found in the princess expressions purple crown bracelet sold at the young world store which is
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also inside the mall. earlier this year, the consumer product safety commission recalled princess and the frog necklaces because of high levels of cadmium. the concern continues tonight over that massive egg recall linked to salmonella. coming up in tonight's consumer alert, what to do if you experience some symptoms of salmonella. and going back to school isn't just a big deal for your children. we're going to tell you how to prepare yourself and your child for that big day. plus, a special camp for some baltimore area homeless kids. a look at all the fun at camp st. benedict. looking at ocean city, 83 degrees if you are heading to the beach. wyatt has details on the weekend forecast coming up in just a few. ç
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the archdiocese will open a new elementary school. holy angels elementary school
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will open next month on the campus of the high school. this will be the first coed grade school to share its facilities with an all girls high school. back in march, archbishop brian announced that 12 elementary schools and cardinal gibbons high school would be closed because of rising costs and a drop in enrollment. now going back to school is not just about your kid. parents have a lot of work to do. and tonight's take five, abc2 news, linda so has five tips to help parents get their kids ready for a great school year. >> a new school year means a fresh start for students and parents. make sure everyone gets a good night's rest. that may mean talking to your child about the new school year. >> children have anxiety about school. there may be things they are afraid of. this is a really hard teacher this year and it is good so you can talk about their expectations or about what
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their fears may be for the year. thus allowing them to relax and get a good night sleep. >> the second tip for parents is to prepare a healthy breakfast. it doesn't have to be an elaborate meal. just something that will get your kids thinking. >> we are all on busy schedules. we like to grab things, health bars, cereals that are good. things along those lines that are easy for the child to eat in the morning so they can be nutritious. >> third, make sure your kid's immunizations are up to date. >> i suggest you contact the child's health office to make sure all shots and immunizations are up to date because it is critical because your child won't be allowed to stay in school. >> fourth, talk to your child about bus and pedestrian safety. remember, parents are the best role models for how kids should behave on the road. glefn on the weekend, it may be advisable to take a dry run. this is the way we walk to school. wait for the green light to cross the street. >> then, develop a routine at
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home. children who have a consistent routine perform better in school. >> develop a routine for when homework is going to be done. when play is going to happen. begin to organize that routine now. >> tips to help parents help their kids have a great school year. linda so, abc2 news. and next week, we're going to have five tips to have your child have a successful year at learning at school. now some local homeless kids ended their summer camp with a special carnival in baltimore. baltimore's only camp that exclusively served children in transition ended the summer with parent day and a carnival at paterson park. a puppet show, a magician, and a pie eating contest. the camp director says this camp really means a lot to the kids. >> all of our campuses are coming from our homeless shelters and this is an jut let on being able to build those coping skills, such as problem
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solving, family issues, being able to have a home away from home in which an environment that can be safe and nurturing. >> the camp is a free summer day camp dedicated to helping homeless children ages 5 to 12 years old. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> it was a great day to wrap up a summer camp. ingly think so, kelly. a little on the hot side this afternoon, but you know, kind of classic august weather. another day tomorrow and chance for rain in here sunday. especially late in the day. but most of the weekend looking like a winner here. >> let's take a look outside. nice looking day in the inner harbor. a little hot downtown. we have 90 at the airport. downtown just about 1 or 2 degrees hotter as i checked out the observations here in the last couple of minutes. 90 the current temperature out of vwi. humidity at 42% and you can see not a lot of wind out there
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either. wind variable at 5. that keeps things a little bit on the stagnant side. let's check out our weather net camera downtown and show you the day through the last six hours in motion. and you can see, generally blue skies through most of the day. had a few puffy clouds come in late. nice looking day here. plenty of sunshine. if your travels take you down to ocean city, a lot of people still on the beach, why not? we have great beach days. both this month and into september. temperatures we are talking about 90 or so out at the airport. most of the day we were in the mid to upper 80s. we have 91. 91 over in winchester. humidity, not that bad. actually kind of moderate to low. in fact, up the i-83 corridor. humidity very, very low. we have dry numbers just to our north. 64 not a bad dew point here in baltimore. ocean city a little muggier at 71. always get a little more moisture off the bay and ocean down there.
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satellite trend, here's what it looks like. a couple of fair weather clouds coming in out of the west. radar sweep quiet from new york city all the way down to virginia beach. there's nothing out there and we expect radar to stay quiet through the day tomorrow and finally we'll see some more showers possibly in here late sunday. especially. satellite radar trend again very quiet. take a look. you can see a big area of high pressure swirling over the mid atlantic, keeping us on the dry and hot side. there is a boundary stalled up to our north. it's not producing much, just a few clouds. this next boundary that will come down for us through the day on sunday, that one likely to produce at least a couple showers and storms, especially as we go into sunday afternoon. in the meantime, pretty quiet weather pattern. we have a few clouds at times this evening, but clearing out overnight. should see a lot of sun early saturday. a few more clouds late in the day. the nearest rain is going to be well off to our west, out toward the lake and as we roll toward into sunday, better chance for a shower storm to come in, but you know, just a
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hit-and-miss shower. i think sunday is going to be a decent day of weather. we'll be cooler as it will be much cloudier on sunday. future temperatures tomorrow, we are talking about temperatures pushing back close to 90 once again tomorrow. most of us should be up into the upper 80s. a little cooler tomorrow. here's your overnight forecast down to 67. we should stay mostly clear and dry out there. then into your afternoon tomorrow, 2-degree guarantee forecast. we'll go 89 or so. a few spots will hit 90. but i think just a touch cooler tomorrow. tomorrow night is 71. gets a little more humid and that humidity could help fuel a few showers or popup storms as we go into the second half of the weekend here. chance for a shower or storm on sunday, but as we look ahead to early next week, cloudy and again not quite as hot. it looks like we are down in the low to mid 80s next week. kelly. >> thanks a lot, wyatt. a baltimore neighborhood is on edge tonight after a series of attacks. coming up, why bicyclists are
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tonight, we'll have those stories, plus wyatt's full forecast. about 8% of the american population suffers from diabetes and british researchers reviewed several stories that looked at the link between diabetes and green leafy vegetables. eating vegetables may reduce the type of type 2 diabetes. here is timmothy johnson. >> mom always said to eat your vegetables and now comes another study showing that she was right. green leafy vegetables are known to help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, but a new study found that those veggies might help to decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes. found that eating 1 1/2 extra servings of green vegetables a day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14%. spinage, broccoli, and kale are examples of these vegetables. in the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in type 2 diabetes worldwide.
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researchers believe these vegetables can help prevent chronic disease because of their high levels of antioxidants, vitamin c, and magnesium. no wonder researchers recommend that people eat more of these vitamin enriched foods. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timmothy johnson. while in hartford county, nurses gave free blood pressure and screenings and patients received free dental supplies. this event is the second of three scheduled health days in the county. well you know some thieves got their hands on a historic gold bar. more on that deal in caper starting at 5:30 which starts in just two minutes.
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you're watching the station that works for you. abc2 news at 5:30. >> we begin tonight at 5:30 with a consumer alert. expect the salmonella outbreak caused by tainted eggs to grow. good evening, that's the word from federal health officials who say many cases of contamination probably haven't been reported yet. here's abc2 newses, josie steerman. >> at the clear lake store, 1,000 cartons of eggs have been removed from the shelves. >> not really scientific matter. we take them, throw them in the dumpster. >> the outbreak has spread leading to the recall of more than 380 million eggs. according to federal health officials, 2,000 people have already been infected. >> the fever was real bad. i lost almost 25-pounds. >> i woke up in the middle of the night. >> even after three of its farms
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